Top EU Court Embraces Anonymity for Litigants

Starting with July 1 the European Court of Justice (CJEU) no longer plans to identify people who are the subject of future preliminary rulings by replacing, in all its public documents, the name of natural persons involved in the case by initials. However, the court emphasized it retains the right to derogate from this plan “in the event of an express request from a party or if the particular circumstances of the case so justify.” There is no plan to alter how the court handles hearings or other proceedings that do not involve publications.

Source: Top EU Court Embraces Anonymity for Litigants

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